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Tire size for 56 wagon
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56longroof
Posted 2019-05-13 12:18 PM (#582105)
Subject: Tire size for 56 wagon


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What tire size do you guys recommend for my bone stock 56 wagon. it has bias ply whitewalls on it now and want to upgrade to wide white radials.
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56D500boy
Posted 2019-05-13 1:24 PM (#582111 - in reply to #582105)
Subject: RE: Tire size for 56 wagon



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I am running 235/75/15 radials on 7" wide 85 Dodge Diplomat cop car wheels on my 56 Dodge sedan. I had to trim the inside of the rear wheel well opening lip by about 3/4" to do so. I recently noticed that I am getting some rubbing on that lip and also on the inside front by the tie rod ends. I think the issue is the side walls are not very stiff and they are "bending" on corners, causing the rubbing. Normally going straight, no issues.

Bottomline: for my situation, I think 215/75/15 would have been a better choice.

I have posted info about wheel sizes and both bias and radial tire sizes but I can not search and give you the link on this tablet (no mouse)

If I went wide white wall radials I would investigate Diamondback.

Good Luck

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56longroof
Posted 2019-05-15 11:13 AM (#582165 - in reply to #582105)
Subject: Re: Tire size for 56 wagon


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Do you think 225/75/15's would fit without rubbing?
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57chizler
Posted 2019-05-15 12:39 PM (#582168 - in reply to #582165)
Subject: Re: Tire size for 56 wagon



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Tire fitment isn't just about the tire size but also the wheel offset and back spacing. Since a '56 wagon originally came with 7.10 X 15 tires, the modern equivalent is P215/75R-15. With stock wheels the 225 shouldn't be a problem.
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brand209
Posted 2019-05-15 6:21 PM (#582175 - in reply to #582168)
Subject: Re: Tire size for 56 wagon


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I have 225/75/-15s on my 56 savoy currently no problems with my car
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